My First Powerlifting Competition

I attended my first Powerlifting competition last weekend called the 2015 Starting Strength Fall Classic. I played baseball and soccer as a kid, but didn’t participate any sports past elementary school. Therefore this was quite a special event for me for a variety of reasons.

My original motivation was knowing I was probably seriously outmatched, I persevered to train hard for over a year and attempt to “win” anyway. After hearing my older daughter bow out of a swim race because she was convinced she’d lose so didn’t even want to try only galvanized it for me. As a father, it was my responsibility to show you do NOT give up, nor fear failure, regardless of the odds. You work hard and try. That’s it, no negotiation.


I thought I’d write how it went, what my training was like leading up to it the past 18 months, and fitness plans for the future.

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Positive Life Changes & Challenges After Round 2 of P90X


I just completed another round of P90X. It’s a 90 day exercise program for getting “in the best shape of your life”. I’ve now done it twice. I’ve posted about my first 90 days and the resulting positives. I’ve made a lot of positive changes in my life since, and learned a lot, so thought I would share the pro’s and con’s as well as what I’ve learned.

Also, new before / after pictures.

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